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The strange birds of Flannery O'Connor : a life

The strange birds of Flannery O'Connor : a life

Author: Amy Alznauer; Ping Zhu, (Illustrator)
Publisher: New York : Enchanted Lion Books, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
"When she was young, the writer Flannery O'Connor was captivated by the chickens in her yard. She'd watch their wings flap, their beaks peck, and their eyes glint. At age six, her life was forever changed when she and a chicken she had been training to walk forwards and backwards were featured in the Pathe News, and she realized that people want to see what is odd and strange in life. But while she loved birds of

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Genre/Form: Children's stories
picture books
Creative nonfiction
Picture books
Juvenile works
Biographical fiction
Essais fictionnels
Livres d'images
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
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Named Person: Flannery O'Connor; Flannery O'Connor; Flannery O'Connor
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Alznauer; Ping Zhu, (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781592702954 1592702953
OCLC Number: 1119481708
Awards: Joint winner of 2020 Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Honor Award 2020 (United States)
Joint winner of New York Times Best Children's Books of 2020 2020 (United States)
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Responsibility: Amy Alznauer & Ping Zhu.


"I intend to stand firm and let the peacocks multiply, for I am sure that, in the end, the last word will be theirs."- Flannery O'Connor.  Read more...


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This picture-book biography, beginning in Flannery O'Connor's childhood and ending with her untimely death, shines a light on her love of strangeness. With its memorable opening line, "Right from the Read more...

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